Thanksgiving in Florida

Well, it has obviously been a while since Richard and I have written.  Since the last time we wrote we have been in Florida/Georgia for Thanksgiving, and Texas for Christmas.  We had so much fun on both trips.  It was fun to see our family again and spend some time out of the office (even though we take our office with us).

Maylee has recently started sitting up and is now starting to do a little scoot to get to things.  She is such a cutie!  We love having her in our family.  Richard and I take her over to Mickey and Steve’s house several times a week so they can see her.  Sometimes we work out at their community clubhouse while they watch her.  It is fun to see Maylee grow.  She loves playing with her cousins.  Autumn seems to especially like to hold Maylee and take care of her.  I bet Autumn is a good helper at home.

This week we are especially grateful for the blessing that we receive from our Heavenly Father.  Maylee, Stacy (my sister-in-law), and I were in a freeway accident a week from last Monday.  A Yukon in the lane next to us on our left swerved into our lane and swiped us on the side of our car in the rear.  We did two doughnuts on the highway before a truck slammed into us on the right side of the car.  We feel very blessed that both cars hit us towards the back of our car and no one was seriously injured.  The accident was very scary and could have been a lot worse.  We must have had guardian angles protecting us.

Here are pictures from our recent trips and from home.  Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Trip to Florida

It was fun to fly with Maylee for the first time.  She surprisingly had such a good time in the airports.  She was laughing and smiling at everybody.  I had so many people tell me what a beautiful baby she is.  It was fun to take her on a new adventure.

Our first stop on the trip was St. Augustine.  Since our plane did not arrive in Orlando until 11:00pm, we did not get to Grandma Robbins' house until about 4:00am in the morning.  We were exhausted.

Maylee and Mommy sleeping
Richard took this picture of Maylee and me sleeping in the first morning after arriving in Florida.

St. Augustine is the oldest city in America.  It has a lot of sites to see including Flagler College, St. George Street, and the old Fort.

On St. Geroge Street
On St. George street in St. Augustine.

At the fort.

The fort
The Fort

Richard, Maylee, and Grandma Robbins out for a stroll in St. Augustine.  It was cold!

The Mill Wheel
At the Wheel Mill on St. George Street.

Aunt Carol's beach
This is the beach at Aunt Carol's house.  We collected some starfish and shells.

Richard and Maylee at Aunt Carol's beach much fun!

LEaving St. Augustine
On Thanksgiving morning we left Grandma Robbins' house to go to Tallahassee.  She did not want to put Maylee down.  Despite concerns that Maylee might be too heavy for her, Grandma Robbins toted Maylee around all morning.

Traci's Pond
After a Thanksgiving feast we walked to the pond in Traci and Jason's neighborhood.

Uncle Travis and Maylee
Uncle Travis (Richard's brother) holding Maylee.

Maylee Cheerleader
We bought this FSU cheerleading outfit for Maylee for the big game against the Gators.  Go team go!

This is us at the Florida State game in front of Chief Osceola's horse, Renegade.

Richard and Maylee in the stands
Richard and Maylee in the stands at the FSU game.

Amy's swing
At Travis and Amy's house before leaving.

Travis' family
Us with Travis and Amy and their kids Stephen, Jacob, and Katherine.  (I think Caroline was asleep.)

Grandpa and Grandma Henline
On the way out of Tallahassee we stopped by Grandma and Grandpa Henline's to say hi.

Aunt Shirley, Uncle John, and Uncle Pratt
in Ocala with Aunt Shirley, Uncle John, and Uncle Pratt.

Maylee and Aunt Shirley
Maylee and Aunt Shirley

Richard used to go with his family to the Orange Grove where his Grandad and Grandma Robbins lived when Grandad Robbins was still alive.  They have wonderful memories of this place.  Grandad Robbins sold this land in 1985, and the we found the same man who bought it from him living there still.  There aren't any orange trees there anymore because a frost wiped them out a long time ago, but we were able to see the same old house and the big and little lakes.

The dock at the Big Pond
The dock at the Big Lake.

The lake
The lake.

The house
The old house where Grandma and Grandad Robbins used to live.

Richard at the Orange Grove
Richard at the Orange Grove.

The Grove
at the Grove